We’ve found a new game that our family loves!
This is the kind of game a busy ‘non-lover of games’ mom can play-it’s quick and requires no huge direction reading (we’ve adapted the way we play it depending on who is playing-and it appeals to ALL ages!) It’s a great boredom buster and would be fun for Thanksgiving Day.
The low down:
Basically as quick as one can, you are matching the quantity, shape or color of the card laid in front of you and try to get rid of your cards as quickly as possible.
I am AWFUL at writing instructions-and like I said, we do it differently depending on how many are playing and their ages (with Janey I just do a slow matching game). Here’s the lowdown:
Playing the Game
1. Simultaneously players turn over the card that they placed in the center of the table signaling the beginning of the game.
2. Players race to play cards from their hand on either of the piles. In order for a card to be played it must match at least one of the characteristics, color, shape, or count, of the card on which it is being played. For instance a card with four brown stars could be played on any card with brown (color), or on a card with stars (shape), or on a card with four symbols (count).
3. Players may have up to three cards in their hand at a time and refill their hand by drawing from their draw pile.
4. Play continues until one player is completely out of cards from their hand and draw pile.
Winning the Game
The first player that successfully plays all their cards wins BLINK.